Gateway’s Anthony Colofranson is one goal from 100 in his high school soccer career after scoring four in Friday’s 5-1 win over visiting Overbrook.
Colofranson has 27 goals this season for the 7-2 Gators. He will attempt to hit the century mark in Saturday’s home matchup with GCIT.
“Getting 100 will be a pretty big deal,”Colofranson said. “The main thing is challenging for a South Jersey title."
Farewell South Jersey athletes, coaches, parents, fellow writers and others who have made my five years, five months of covering sports full-time in the area a memorable and enriching experience.
After today, I no longer will be a staff writer for The Inquirer. It's time for me to move on. I have a project that will keep me busy for a year or more and it will occupy most of my time.
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If the Haddon Heights boys' soccer team can win its next six games, it will have given head coach Jeff Eppright a significant accomplishment: 300 victories in a carreer that spans 24 years.
The Garnets are 2-1-1 and in their last game they defeated arch rival Haddonfield, 2-0, a confidence builder.
If they are able to run the table against West Deptford, Overbrook, Audubon, Collingswood, Sterling and Highland, Eppright will have his milestone on Oct. 10 at Haddon Heights. - Bill Iezzi
The pairings for the state softball finals have been released and here are the Saturday games in which South Jersey teams are scheduled to play:
In Group 4 it will be Eastern vs. Morris Knolls, 1 p.m. at Toms River North. At the same site at 3 p.m. Gloucester Catholic will play Immaculate, Lodi in the Non-Public B game.
In Group 2 Overbrook will take on Indian Hills at 3 p.m. at Toms River East.
"Pop Pop" will be there when Overbrook plays for the state Group 2 softball title Saturday at Toms River, according to Sam Borrelli.
Borrelli, the Rams' star pitcher-shortstop, lost her grandfether, Francis "Micky" Gregory, to a sudden heart attack a night before Overbrook played against Governer Livingston in a semifinal at Wall Township High Tuesday.
Overbrook beat the Highlanders, 10-3.
Mentioned: Overbrook (NJ)
The Colonial Conference softball showdown between Overbrook and host Sterling has been moved from Tuesday to Wednesday, May 12 at 3:45 p.m.
Sterling’s only loss in the Colonial Conference came in a 1-0 defeat on April 15 at Overbrook.
gary milesJunior Dan Wilson had 17 points and 19 rebounds, and scored seven fourth-quarter points Tuesday to keep Overbrook ahead of visiting West Deptford in a 50-46 win.
Mike Bakuckas won by pin at 140 pounds Wednesday to earn the Outstanding Wrestler award and lead Hammonton to the team title at the eight-team Overbrook Tournament.
The Blue Devils collected 171.5 points to edge runnerup Woodstown by three points, aided by individual victories from Bakuckas, Dennis Conway (119 pounds), Phil Bakuckas (135), Josh Clark (145) and Kevin Fernandes (215).
Which school has the best football field in South Jersey?
Field. Not stadium. Not complex.
And we're not talking history here. This isn't about tradition.
Mentioned: Overbrook (NJ)
Brian Whitman scored with 3 minutes, 12 seconds left in the second half, wrapping up Haddon Heights’ 2-1 Colonial Conference interdivision thriller over visiting Haddon Township (9-2).
Heights (8-1-1) led by 1-0 at halftime on Austin McCleary’s goal, and Township knotted the score after halftime with a goal by Nick DellaValle. Whitman’s game-winner was a 12-yard shot after an assist by John Hagerty.
Goals in the first half by Paden Dietrich, Daulton Law and Chris Steiner were enough for Overbrook to hang on for a 3-2 win at Lindenwold. The Lions’ Orlando Askie scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season.
Brian Reynolds’ goal with just 1:10 left was all the offense Shawnee needed to subdue visiting Cherry Hill East, 1-0. Renegades goalie Mike Hartman made nine saves.